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Behind the numbers
Behind the numbers

 

Data is important, but falls short of explaining what makes TNE successful. We look at the TNE lifecycle and key stakeholders

 

27 January 2017

Peopling TNE delivery
Peopling TNE delivery

 

It's not enough to buy a flight and insurance; Gulshin Ijaz considers some of the responsibilities of universities to staff delivering TNE overseas

 

16 January 2016

1 week, 2 countries, much TNE
1 week, 2 countries, much TNE

 

Learning about TNE 'on the ground', UUKi's Communications Officer reflects on 4 'takeaways' from her first visit to Malaysia and Singapore.

 

19 December 2016

What's in a TNE number?  Not enough...
What's in a TNE number? Not enough...

 

Dan Cook looks at the future of TNE data: there's always more to know, but what can we really collect and what will we use? 

 

15 December 2016

IBCs defying predictions of decline
IBCs defying predictions of decline

 

Rachael Merola outlines the OBHE's latest research with C-BERT - which shows branch campuses are far from declining

 

6 December 2016

Scaling up via partnerships
Scaling up via partnerships

 

Helen O'Sullivan looks at the opportunities that partnerships offer to grow the capacity, scale and reach of programmes via TNE

 

17 November 2016

Focus on Asia
Focus on Asia

 

Has UK HE TNE in Asia had its day? Far from it, suggest HEGlobal's Head of Programme Raegan Hiles

 

14 November 2016

Getting to grips with the Scale and Scope of UK HE TNE data
Getting to grips with the Scale and Scope of UK HE TNE data

 

Following 'The Scale and Scope of UK HE TNE,' Professor Healey looks at improving the TNE evidence base.

 

10 November 2016

Can transnational education buffer against political change?
Can transnational education buffer against political change?

 

The British Council's Michael Peak discusses factors to think about for TNE locations

 

7 September 2016

Making QA collaborative for TNE
Making QA collaborative for TNE

 

Fabrizio Trifiro takes us through the ways that the QAA is working in partnership to strengthen TNE quality assurance

 

5 July 2016

The Scale and Scope of UK HE TNE
The Scale and Scope of UK HE TNE

 

Raegan Hiles takes us through five new TNEs from 'The Scale and Scope of UK Higher Education Transnational Education'

28 June 2016

TNE management needs more than diligence alone
TNE management needs more than diligence alone

 

 

Paul Fear argues that the ever growing UK HE TNE portfolio means that due diligence is increasingly important for reputation management

 

23 June 2016

Collaborating for the future of TNE
Collaborating for the future of TNE

 

As the QACHE project completes its reporting, Fabrizio Trifiro considers the significance of the work to improve  collaboration between QA agencies

 

5 May 2016

Global trends shaping TNE
Global trends shaping TNE

 

Changes in global demographics, HE needs, access and mobility lead Janet Ilieva to predict TNE growth, but warn that delivery models must evolve

 

29 April 2016

The future of TNE "with Chinese characteristics"
The future of TNE "with Chinese characteristics"

 

Professor Healey considers the implications of the Beijing agreement for adapting TNE to the special circumstances of Chinese society

 

21 April 2016 

A "golden era" for UK-China university collaboration?
A "golden era" for UK-China university collaboration?

 

As China-UK collaborations grow in strength, David Copping outlines ten key considerations for partnership managers

 

18 March 2016

Lessons from Thailand
Lessons from Thailand

 

The UK and Thailand look to the future of TNE and invite institutions to build partnerships of equals

 

3 February 2016

TNE taxonomies
TNE taxonomies

 

The UK's HE TNE data collection is good but limited. Could it be reshaped and made more useful for strategists and university leaders?

 

22 December 2015

How to use marketing effectively
How to use marketing effectively

 

Vicky Lewis sets out four key stages when marketing expertise is needed during branch campus development - but warns it's not as linear as it seems

 

21 December 2015

New opportunities, new challenges, new priorities
New opportunities, new challenges, new priorities

 

As demand grows for HE in India, a recently published British Council study shows a more favourable environment for new TNE partnerships

 

21 December 2015

Making TNE a strategic priority
Making TNE a strategic priority

 

As UK higher education increasingly values TNE, Paul Marshall outlines some of the strategic challenges in operating overseas

 

16 December 2015

A numbers game
A numbers game

 

As the UK's HE TNE landscape expands, Peter Dickinson considers how we might move from some TNE data to robust TNE data

 

11 December 2015

The QACHE Toolkit
The QACHE Toolkit

 

Fabrizio Trifiro argues for a virtuous circle of cooperation across quality assurance agencies in cross border higher education

 

20 November 2015

Beyond a fine British export
Beyond a fine British export

 

Janet Ilieva argues that TNE enhances international student success and reinforces HE's place as a key export

 

3 November 2015

Where could the next transnational education hubs be?
Where could the next transnational education hubs be?

 

Michael Peak predicts where UK universities could look to establish more TNE partnerships

 

8 October 2015

Cross-border accreditation
Cross-border accreditation

 

Engineering good partnerships: how should accreditation and quality assurance work together for TNE?

 

16 September 2015

Sharing due diligence responsibility
Sharing due diligence responsibility

 

It pays to ask around! Barbara Howell outlines Coventry University's cross faculty and services approach to due diligence

 

26 August 2015

Update on Transnational Education Review
Update on Transnational Education Review

 

In an ever changing regulatory and policy landscape, Stephen Jackson reflects on the next steps for UK HE's quality assurance and TNE

 

19 August 2015

 

Bridging the gap
Bridging the gap

 

Esther Wilkinson asks how connected we really are, and whether that connectivity is fit for TNE growth

 

10 August 2015

 

Water coolers and kitchen sinks
Water coolers and kitchen sinks

 

It pays to audit! Ian Richardson looks at Leeds Beckett University's rigorous approach to due diligence

 

28 July 2015

 

Keeping up with Due Diligence
Keeping up with Due Diligence

 

More due diligence is never a bad thing: reflections from #tnediligence's event chair, Dr Kate Gillen

 

30 June 2015

Marketing an international campus
Marketing an international campus

 

International HE consultant Vicky Lewis asked universities what makes for effective TNE marketing - and shares with us her findings and tips for success

 

26 June 2015

Making TNE work
Making TNE work

 

Robin Mellors-Bourne and Steve Woodfield look at TNE and employability. Do the UK's overseas programmes prepare students for global workplaces?

 

26 June 2015

Governments and TNE
Governments and TNE

 

Richard Garrett looks at what the OBHE's latest research tells us about Asian policy approaches to TNE - who/where prioritises what/when?

 

26 June 2015

 

China, A Changing Opportunity
China, A Changing Opportunity

 

Joe Taylor, the UK HE International Unit's policy lead for Asia, outlines China's priorities for the TNE provision it hosts

 

18 June 2015

Transnational pathways buck the slowdown of international recruitment
Transnational pathways buck the slowdown of international recruitment

 

Janet Ilieva, founder of Education Insight, takes us through HEFCE's analysis of the role of TNE in drawing international students to the UK

 

11 June 2015

The Data Collective
The Data Collective

 

Our head of programme Raegan Hiles takes a look at 'TNE Data Collection Systems': can we move to a universal TNE lexicon?

 

1 June 2015

Stepping up to the challenge
Stepping up to the challenge

 

Harriet Latham, Tax Manager at the OU, draws parallels between school holiday planning and costing TNE. Can either ever be simple?

 

22 May 2015

India: we’re investing in information
India: we’re investing in information

 

Manjula Rao takes a look at the challenges facing Indian HE, and how British Council India is developing resources to support TNE

 

27 April 2015

It’s all strategic
It’s all strategic

 

HEGlobal's Raegan Hiles considers last week's publication of Australia's draft international education national strategy and what it says about TNE

 

10 April 2015

Technology and TNE - the GÉANT perspective
Technology and TNE - the GÉANT perspective

 

John Chevers looks at  technology options for successful international collaborations, and working with local academic network providers 

 

9 April 2015

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

 

Matthew Hornshaw, MD of MGH Educonsult, builds on the introduction to cost benefit analyses for TNE from 'The Real Balanced Budget'

 

30 March 2015

TNE: teams need experts
TNE: teams need experts

 

HEGlobal's head of programme Raegan Hiles reflects on 'The Real Balanced Budget' discussions, encouraging staff to use the expertise already on site

 

25 March 2015

A basis for good TNE management
A basis for good TNE management

 

Celia Moran draws on her experience of partnership management to set out some of the foundations of good TNE practice

 

23 February 2015

What tool is TNE in the international student toolkit?
What tool is TNE in the international student toolkit?

 

HEGlobal's head of programme Raegan Hiles reflects on the 'Direction of travels' seminar - does TNE oil the wheels of articulation?

 

17 February 2015

TNE and the future of student mobility
TNE and the future of student mobility

 

Janet Ilieva, Head of Economic and Qualitative Analysis at HEFCE, takes us through the latest research on pathways from TNE into the UK

 

9 December 2014

Deriving value from TNE
Deriving value from TNE

 

Esther Wilkinson considers the opportunities for TNE growth and calls for greater collaboration between international and information teams

 

6 February 2015

Valuing the value of TNE
Valuing the value of TNE

 

Continuing our look at last week's BIS and HEFCE publications about TNE, Raegan Hiles calls for a balanced reading of the report's detail 

 

21 November 2014

The scale and scope of TNE
The scale and scope of TNE

 

Raegan Hiles reviews the latest BIS and HEFCE research findings about TNE

 

14 November 2014

TNE: what students want
TNE: what students want

 

Kevin Van-Cauter, Higher Education Advisor at the British Council reflects on recent research into TNE student demography conducted by the Council

 

November 2014

TNE: what's left to illustrate?
TNE: what's left to illustrate?

 

Our Policy Adviser Raegan Hiles reflects on the second TNE: an illustrated view forum

 

October 2014